|Bunion Surgery: A bunion is one problem that can be successfully opoerated on. The bone which joins the big toe, the first metatarsal, becomes prominent on the inner border of the foot and becomes painful. This bump is the bunion and is made up of bone and soft tissue. There are many different types of surgery that Doctor Biehl performs to correct this painful problem.|
|Hammertoe Surgery: A hammertoe develops when a toe becomes bent over time. The top of the toe hits the shoe and becomes painful. Doctor Biehl will frequently operate on the hammer toe by releasing the tendons that are causing the deformity. If the deformity is extremely severe, the joint can be fused and pinned in a straight position.|
Ankle Arthroscopy: Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that typically involves two one centimeter incisions at the level of the ankle joint. Arthroscopy is a very useful surgery to "clean up" a joint, remove "loose bodies" or to explore a joint for diagnostic purposes.
|If you sometimes feel that you are "walking on a marble," and you have persistent pain in the ball of your foot, you may have a condition called Morton's neuromaA neuroma is a benign tumor of a nerve. Morton's neuroma is not actually a tumor, but a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve leading to the toes. It occurs as the nerve passes under the ligament connecting the toe bones (metatarsals) in the forefoot. Morton's neuroma most frequently develops between the third and fourth toes, usually in response to irritation, trauma or excessive pressure. The incidence of Morton's neuroma is 8 to 10 times greater in women than in men.|